Is it some kind of flicker?

by Bill Roundy
(Orange, CA)




The tree is a liquid amber tree with the seed pods. The bird appeared to be eating the seeds from the pods. I didn't know flickers would eat seeds.


This was in early December.

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Dec 17, 2012
Thanks
by: Bill Roundy

I could not see any red. I did not stay long enough to see it fly away.

Dec 16, 2012
Red-shafted Flicker
by: Judy-Seattle

'Yes Bill, it's probably a Red-shafted Flicker if it has salmon red feathers under its tail. The male has a bright red patch on each 'cheek ',while the female doesn't. I have the same tree in my yard but have never seen the Flickers pecking at the seed pods. But they love eating the berries on the Ash tree.

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